Mega Millions

Results Fri 22nd September

5 39 54 63 66 15 5

Next Jackpot: $15,000,000

Next Draw: Tue 26th September

Mega Millions Lotto Draw

Lottery games are very popular in the US with most states having their own lotto. There are also several national lotto draws, including Mega Millions, which is fast becoming America’s most popular lottery due to regularly creating jackpots in excess of $200 million.

Originally launched in 1996 as the ‘Big Game’, the lottery was rebranded in 2002 to become Mega Millions, and since then has gone from strength to strength. In October 2013 the game underwent a series of rule changes with the aim of generating the world’s first ever $1 billion jackpot.

To win the Mega Millions jackpot you must match all five main balls from a possible 1-75 plus the Mega Ball from a second pool between 1 and 15. In addition to the jackpot, there are eight further prize tiers for players matching fewer numbers. All prizes offered in the secondary tiers are for a guaranteed figure, regardless of how many winners there are*.

In the event of more than one ticket matching all five main numbers and the Mega Ball, the jackpot is shared equally between all the winning players. All Mega Millions jackpot winnings are subject to state and federal taxes, and Mega Millions jackpot winners can choose to accept their winnings in a lump sum payout or via a thirty-year annuity option.

Although the odds of winning the jackpot are an unlikely 1 in 258,890,850, the overall odds of winning a prize on Mega Millions are just 1 in 15.

In some participating states, Mega Millions offers a Megaplier option for a small addition fee which gives players the chance to multiply their non-jackpot winnings by up to five times their base value. The Megaplier number is selected from a pool of 2 to 5 after the main draw and the number drawn will reflect how much each prize is multiplied.

The biggest jackpot ever won on Mega Millions was worth $656 million and shared between three ticket holders in March 2012, and the game continues to award lucky winners with eight or nine-figure prizes to this day. Tthere has never been a better time to play this American lottery game, so buy your Mega Millions tickets online today!

* In California, all lottery prizes are pari-mutuel, which means they are based on the amount of tickets sold and the number of prizes won in each tier. This means the value of prizes in each draw can vary.

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